Since September 2021, many cases of pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (PIMS) have been treated by the Lenval hospital in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes). This syndrome affects children between the ages of 4 and 11 and is believed to appear six to eight weeks after infection with Covid-19, reports France Blue Nice Sunday 10 October.
Since the epidemic, this disease has often been confused with that of Kawasaki which presents the same symptoms. Young patients who have contracted this inflammatory syndrome are suffering from a high fever, digestive disorders, heart attacks, neurological and skin disorders, remind our colleagues.
#COVID19 | In the event of a clinical picture suggesting #PIMS or in case of doubt:
Quickly refer or transfer the child to a hospital ward
If the child presents risks or signs of hemodynamic failure, contact the SAMU
– Haute Autorité de santé (@HAS_sante) July 13, 2021
727 cases identified in France
« Often the infection has been passed on from those around him and sometimes the child at that time did not necessarily have symptoms. Symptoms appear much later. We have had PIMS since September, several cases, some in progress »Explained Philippe Babe, head of pediatric emergencies at the Lenval Children’s Hospital in Nice, at the microphone of the local radio station.
In a year and a half, the Haute Autorité de Santé has identified 727 cases in France, including eighty-eight present in the PACA region. Two-thirds of the children who contracted this syndrome were hospitalized. Only one death has been recorded, adds local media.